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Coastal Family Practice And Internal Medicine
2207 Delaney Ave
Wilmington, NC 28451

Phone: 910-763-3481
Open 24 Hours
In Business Since 1948

Frequently Asked Questions


Frequently Asked Questions - Obesity, Diabetes, Hypertension

What are the causes of obesity?

Every case is different. A combination of genetics, metabolism, and lifestyle can play a role in obesity. When more calories are consumed than can be burned, weight gain occurs. When there is a significant imbalance in this equation, weight gain occurs more rapidly.

What is the difference between type 1 and type 2 diabetes?

Type 1 diabetes usually occurs earlier in life than type 2 diabetes. Most people within type 1 diabetes are dependent on insulin injections while the majority of people with type 2 diabetes are not. While exact causes are not understood, there are several risk factors for type 2 diabetes, many of which can be limited with proper diet and exercise.

How common is hypertension?

1 in 4 Americans suffer from hypertension. Hypertension is dangerous because it is a significant risk factor for heart attack, stroke, and kidney disease. Also known as high blood pressure, hypertension often goes undiagnosed.

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